"The purpose of consultation is that the employer should set out what is proposed as a basis for discussion. The proposalsdo not have to be the employer’s final and unalterable thoughts; on the contrary, they cannot be for the
aim is to achieve agreement with the appropriate representatives, and the employer must thereforeenter discussions in a frame of mind that is open to persuasion. If a redundancy situation is presented as a fait accompli then subsequent consultations may be not be considered genuine." That is a quote from the ACAS website. From your narrative it would appear that the employer has prejudged the situation and is indicative that the employer has no intention of entering the consultation process on a genuine basis. That may give you a negotiating position which might result in your getting a higher payment on the basis that the employer won't want to go through the hassle of a tribunal in Scotland when they are moving to England. You don't say what age your are so I can't work out what your statutory redundancy payment would be but if you could negotiate up to 50% again that would perhaps be achievable? As regards ***** ***** with the English supervisor I don't think that that would be too relevant to your situation unless you have any further information about this. I hope that helps and I am happy to discuss further. I will be back online this evening.
I calculate that your statutory redundancy would be about £10450. I do agree with you that you would have a window to negotiate upwards it's difficult to say to what extent but certainly another 50% as I said before although were to apply for unfair dismissal and win, your claim would exceed that substantially and they will know that.